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Vein Doctor: Simple Steps to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

While varicose veins are often innocuous, they are downright unattractive, annoying, and in some cases, even painful. The good news is there are things you can do to effectively get rid of them— and it’s not rocket science. Listed below…
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Consequences of Untreated Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are the result of faulty vein valves, which normally help to push “used” blood back to the heart for reoxygenation and recirculation. When one or more of these tiny valves fail to work, blood will pool in that part of the…
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Untreated varicose veins: possible dangers

Varicose veins are veins that twist and bulge under the surface of the skin, usually on the legs. A lot of people dismiss varicose veins as a purely cosmetic issue. However, varicose veins are a much bigger problem. There are uncomfortable symptoms…
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Varicose Veins: Are They Dangerous?

It’s commonly believed that varicose veins are an inevitable part of aging. Most of the time, the visibly blue and purple veins around the legs bring no harm to people who see them as nothing more than a passing concern or a cosmetic problem.…
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How Do Spider Veins and Varicose Veins Form?

Varicose veins and their smaller version, spider veins, are a common circulatory condition that can result from having damaged or weakened valves in the veins. The valves are tiny parts of a vein that help to push the blood back to the heart…
Vascular Stenting

What Is Vascular Stenting?

Your arteries fulfill the vital function of carrying blood through your different body parts. However, the arteries supplying your heart and limbs can become constricted with fat deposits. The resulting insufficient blood supply can cause painful…
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When Should I Be Concerned About Varicose Veins?

Veins that are unnaturally large, twisted, and visible on the surface of the skin are called varicose veins. Our veins work against gravity to return blood to the heart from the limbs. Valves are located throughout the veins, and they help to…
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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Many people ignore the fact that they have prominent, bulging veins on their legs. If you have them, you may figure they’re just a fact of life as people get older, and that there’s nothing you can or should do about it. But those varicose…
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How to Prevent Varicose Veins

People think of varicose veins as an inevitable consequence of aging. The good news is that while these swollen, gnarled veins are more likely to appear as we grow older, they are actually avoidable – and, if you do get them, they are definitely…
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What Can a Vascular Ultrasound Detect?

A vascular ultrasound is a safe and noninvasive procedure used to examine blood circulation around the body. Its main purpose is to evaluate blood flow to specific organs and tissues in your body, and to detect and locate any blockages or abnormalities…